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Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)

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Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)

Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio
Classical, Sacred, Medieval | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:04 min | 318 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Montreal's female vocal group Ensemble Scholastica makes its ATMA Classique recording debut with Ars elaboratio, a program of newly composed elaborations on medieval liturgical songs. The original songs were chosen from the medieval plainchant repertoire in homage to the group's favourite saints: Scholastica, champion of education; Cecilia, patron saint of music; Catherine of Alexandria, champion of justice and female wisdom; and Saint John the Baptist, patron to the ensemble's home province of Québec.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Estampies & Danses Royales: Le Manuscrit du Roi ca.1270-1320 (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9857}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Estampies & Danses Royales: Le Manuscrit du Roi ca.1270-1320 (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9857}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Estampies & Danses Royales: Le Manuscrit du Roi ca.1270-1320 (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9857}
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© 2008 Alia Vox | AVSA 9857
Classical / Medieval

Vigorous and colourful medieval dances revealed by Jordi Savall! The Estampie is a medieval dance consisting of four to seven sections, called puncta, each of which is repeated (in the form aa, bb, cc, etc…).The more widely accepted etymology relates it to stamper, to stamp the feet. Illuminations and paintings from the period seem to indicate that the estampie involves fairly vigorous hopping. The earliest reported example of this musical form is the song "Kalenda Maya" (track 3), supposedly written by the troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (1180-1207) to the melody of an estampida played by French jongleurs. In this irresistible album, Jordi Savall explores a Royal manuscript from the French National Library.

Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

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Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)
Geneviève Strosser, Jürg Dähler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2224, 476 52171 | 01:05:30

Swiss composer Heinz Holliger s Machaut-Transkriptionen is comprised of a spacious cycle of pieces written over a ten year period beginning in 2001. An imaginative re-investigation of the work of the great 14th century French composer-poet Guillaume de Machaut, it is scored for four voices and three violas. Note-for-note transcriptions of Machaut give way to Holliger s increasingly creative refractions of the music. As Holliger notes, his in-depth study of Machaut opened up new vistas for his compositional activity and his admiration for the source material is mirrored in the outstanding performances of the violists and singers. The Machaut-Transkriptionen proves a perfect vehicle for the Hilliard Ensemble s skills as interpreters of both old and new music, and this recording, made in 2010 in Zürich, captures the vocal group at the height of its powers.

La Reverdie - Knights, Maids and Miracles: The Spring of Middle Ages (2016) {5CD Arcana Official Digital Download}

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La Reverdie - Knights, Maids and Miracles: The Spring of Middle Ages (2016) {5CD Arcana Official Digital Download}

La Reverdie - Knights, Maids and Miracles: The Spring of Middle Ages (2016) {5CD Arcana Official Digital Download}
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© 2016 Arcana / Outhere Music | A 399
Classical / Medieval / Choral / Chamber Music / Vocal Music

In August 1986 two pairs of young sisters (Claudia and Livia Caffagni, Elisabetta and Ella de Mircovich) founded the ensemble La Reverdie. The name, derived from a poetic genre that celebrates the return of Spring, reveals perhaps the principal trait of a group that, for 30 years now, has captivated audiences and critics alike for the variety in its approach to the vast and varied musical repertoire of Middle Ages and early Renaissance. To mark this anniversary, Arcana brings together in a single 5-CD box-set all the themed projects that, over the years, La Reverdie has devoted to various aspects of Medieval culture.

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

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Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}
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© 2015 Decca / Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre | 0289 478 7863 6
Classical / Early Music / Baroque / Vocal Music

This 12CD collection brings together Emma Kirkby’s complete L'Oiseau-Lyre recitals in a single set. The world’s most popular period-instrument soprano, Kirkby’s pure, crystalline sound defined how vocal music of the baroque and earlier eras should sound for a whole generation or more. Accompanied in the main by Anthony Rooley, the set features works by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Mozart as well as rarely recorded works by Edwards, Campion, Dowland, Morley, Ferrabosco and many more.

The Dufay Collective - A Dance in the Garden of Mirth: Medieval Instrumental Music (1994)

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The Dufay Collective - A Dance in the Garden of Mirth: Medieval Instrumental Music (1994)

The Dufay Collective - A Dance in the Garden of Mirth: Medieval Instrumental Music (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 61:20 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical, Medieval | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 9320

DuFay Collective are, in a word, brilliant, basically the Pink Martini of the music of the period. Their music never fails to transport you back in time. However, for the most past, medieval music isn't something you plug into the CD player on long drives between cities. This album is an exception. The focus is on medieval dance music of France, England and Italy, and the pieces are light-hearted and "catchy" enough to keep me entertained on replay for hours at a time.

La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)

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La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)

La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:39 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ramée | Catalog: RAM 0602

La Morra is an early music consort led by flautist Corina Marti and lutenist Michal Gondko. They are expertly assisted on this recording by Els Jannsens (voice), Dani Pelagatti (douçaine), and Uri Smilanski (vielle and flute). The songs on "Flour de Beaulté" come from the Torino J.II.9 manuscript, cited in the liner notes as "the largest repository of French music… between the Ars Nova compilations of the fourteenth and the Franco-Burgundian manuscripts of the late fifteenth century".

VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik (1993, Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB)

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VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik (1993, Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB)

VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik
Early Music - From Gregorian Chant to the Baroque
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Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB | Country/Year: Germany 1993
Genre: Classical | Style: Early Music, Sacred

Psallentes - Hendrik Vanden Abeele - Fragmenta Tungrensia (2016) {Le Bricoleur LBCD-09}

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Psallentes - Hendrik Vanden Abeele - Fragmenta Tungrensia (2016) {Le Bricoleur LBCD-09}

Psallentes - Hendrik Vanden Abeele - Fragmenta Tungrensia (2016) {Le Bricoleur LBCD-09}
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© 2016 Le Bricoleur | LBCD/09
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / 14th Century / 15th Century / Polyphony / Plainchant / Sacred Works / Vocal

The Teseum in Tongeren contains many ecclesiastical treasures, including late mediaeval plainchant manuscripts. From these beautiful sources, Psallentes has chosen a series of real gems: chant from the liturgy for the great feasts — such as Christmas and Easter— and chant with a more local colour — such as the hymns for saints such as Maternus and Servatius. This recording thus offers a fine image of the richness of the liturgy in Tongeren in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}

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John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}

John Zorn and Garth Knox & The Saltarello Trio - Leonard: Book of Angels, Vol. 30 (2017) {Tzadik TZ 8350}
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© 2017 Tzadik | TZ 8350 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Classical / Klezmer / Medieval-tinged Classical

Drawing on his vast experience as viola player of the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain and his close collaboration with many of the today’s leading composers, Garth Knox has become a master of many styles. Presenting a completely new interpretation of the “Book of Angels”, the beautiful medieval-tinged arrangements produced by Garth Knox and his group capture the folk song quality of Zorn’s compositions with a lovely and intimate ensemble of strings and percussion. Playing viola and viola d’amore, Garth presents these enigmatic compositions in a new and refreshing light. This penultimate installment of the “Book of Angels” is also one of the most charmingly beautiful.

Le Choeur des Moines de l'Abbaye de St-Benoît-du-Lac - Meditation (2017)

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Le Choeur des Moines de l'Abbaye de St-Benoît-du-Lac - Meditation (2017)

Le Choeur des Moines de l'Abbaye de St-Benoît-du-Lac - Meditation
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:21 min | 262 MB
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Meditation is a compilation of chants selected in collaboration with the Most Reverend Father Dom André Laberge, the third abbot of St-Benoît-du-Lac. These works are drawn from the two albums recorded by the Chœur des moines de l’Abbaye de St-Benoît-du-Lac for Analekta in 1996.

The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)

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The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)

The Sound and the Fury - Paradise Regained: Ockeghem (2006)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 61:30 | 157 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Orf

If Ockeghem's Missa L'Homme Armé was the earliest such to be composed, then perhaps it is not easy to understand why Dufay, Busnois, Caron and others may have been inspired to create their own mass using the tune as the cantus firmus. Ockeghem's work seems under-ambitious by comparison, almost simplistic - the cantus firmus remains easily recognisable, retaining the original rhythm, not stretched out to unfathomable lengths, nor excessively ornamented and buried under immense counterpoint - it's as though he wanted the tune to come to the fore. In the light of this, it seems odd in a way that the ensemble The Sound and the Fury have chosen to retain the L'Homme Armé lyrics in the tenor part at certain points of this performance, a practice not to my purist taste.

La Main Harmonique, Frédéric Bétous - Ockeghem & Compere: Musique au temps d'Anne de France (2010)

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La Main Harmonique, Frédéric Bétous - Ockeghem & Compere: Musique au temps d'Anne de France (2010)

La Main Harmonique, Frédéric Bétous - Ockeghem & Compere: Musique au temps d'Anne de France (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:54 | 326 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ligia Digital | Catalog: Lidi0202217-10

French group La Main Harmonique is named for the "Guidonian hand," known to generations of music history graduate students, which teaches solmization syllables by means of labeled finger joints. That suggests the basic orientation here, which is toward specialists; the booklet dutifully lists library sources but does not provide anything so helpful as translations of the 15th-century French texts (there are some almost completely black photos of the performers, though). It's nice, however, to have recordings of this secular chanson repertoire, which in the case of Johannes Ockeghem is not so well represented on recordings as his intellectually fearsome masses.

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

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The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:30 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66358

Hearing or performing music comes closest in the range of human activity to a visceral connection to the past. As long as we have notation and knowledge of how to interpret it, we can effectively experience something like our ancestors did when they sang the same music. Of course, our 20th-century sensibilities and knowledge–or lack thereof–prevent us from sharing identical responses, but as with the music on this disc, when we hear it we are in some way transported to another place. We know a completely different sound world from our own; we know that the accepted order of certain things was different. And we also know that in many ways people haven't changed. Machaut's music conveys a spirituality–both joyful and contemplative–that's as true in its impact as it must have been 600 years ago, a point made ever so clearly by these especially vibrant and vital performances.

Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}

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Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}

Jordi Savall - Carlos V - Mille Regretz: La Cancion Del Emperador (2000) {Alia Vox AV 9814}
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© 2000 Alia Vox | AV 9814
Classical / Renaissance / Medieval / Choral / Instrumental Music

Jordi Savall has brought us yet another treasure on his own Alia Vox label, this time a mixed bag of music by Reformation Era composers and a handful of slightly earlier works. It’s all taken from a concert program Savall gave last year under the aegis of “greatest hits of the court of Charles V”. The composers presented are mostly court musicians for that Holy Roman Emperor, but Josquin and Heinrich Isaac also are included, the latter as a nod to Charles’ grandfather, Maximilian I, who was responsible for getting Charles the crown. Savall combines his first-rate instrumental ensemble, updated to Hespèrion XXI, with his own vocal group, La Capella Reial de Catalunya. The results are captivating. Savall’s musicians are tops in the field, and their collective talents, constantly on display in this varied program, are simply a joy to hear.